Wizards Frustrated with 2-9 start to the Regular Season

Ariel Phipps, Sports Editor

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The Wizards are now 2-9 on the season. The Wizards did not start the season as they expected. They had a early west coast trip playing the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clipper, and the Memphis Grizzlies. Something in common with all those teams right now is they have more than 5 wins. The Wizards have won only 1 game at home out of 3. Dwight Howard has also came back in the 8th game of the season.

The Wizards started the season playing the number 8 seed Miami Heat. They played hard but unfortunately lost to a game winning putback layup from Kelly Olynyk losing 113-112. The next game they played the Toronto Raptors. Kyle Lowry scored 28 points and dished out 12 assists and it was enough to get the win. The Wizards lost 117-113. The next game was away against the Portland Trail Blazers. Markieff Morris had 28 points including 6 important 3’s. They won their first game of the season in overtime 125-124.  

The Washington Wizards don’t seem to be getting out of this slump any time soon. A junior at E.L Haynes,“  We are doing terrible, we are 1-7 , we were not 1-7 last year,” Edwin Zuniga said. Edwin expresses how frustrated he is with the team. “ We need a better center and a slightly better small forward.” Otto Porter the starting small forward has not been contributing enough. “ He gets paid 20 million a year and is only averaging 10 points per game. The Wizards association, fanbase and me personally need him to contribute more. I know he can score the ball but he’s not getting the ball as much and he’s not scoring as effectively as usual.”

Dwight is finally back and he has been showing some good post surgery play. His wizards debut was on Friday November 2nd, 2018. He was 7-8 from the field scoring 20 points at the end of the game. Although Howard scored 20 points,he only had 3 rebounds not allowing the Wizards to win against OKC at their home stadium. A junior that attends E.L Haynes says,” I think he’s playing alright but i think he is also playing to comfortable because he is our best big man. He just needs to play more aggressively.” said Ramy Beatriz.

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